remember when

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"remember when you were one of us?"


they ask me


crouched on my front porch and gazing at my youngest


i would like to take my child out of their sight


but i know if they do


they will kill him.


 


"i do," i answer levelly


watching the creatues


with a ferocity i have not lost


"i remember running with you


and i remember darting through the trees


and i remember the wind in my fur."


 


"and don't you miss it?"


 


i look at my child


frightened but brave


and i look at my house


old but mine


and i look at my old compatriots


wild and clever 


and i tell my truth.


 


"no."

Created: Mar 06, 2014

Tags: remix, poetry

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